This is the 3rd version of the 3rd issue in my series "For Your CONsideration" produced for a 9pm slot each Friday in a Northern California Public Access station.
This show is entitled "Cannibis" and explores the human monkey and his/her relationship to one of our favorite plants found in nature that make us happy. Cannabis use has been found to have occurred as long ago as the third millennium B.C. In modern times, the drug has been used for recreational, religious or spiritual, and medicinal purposes. The (UN) estimated that in 2004 about 4% of the world's adult population (162 million people) use cannabis annually, and about 0.6% (22.5 million) use it on a daily basis.
Cannabis was also known to the ancient Assyrians, who discovered its psychoactive properties through the Aryans. Using it in some religious ceremonies, they called it qunubu (meaning "way to produce smoke"), a probable origin of the modern word "cannabis".Cannabis was also introduced by the Aryans to the Scythians and Thracians/Dacians, whose shamans (the kapnobataiâ"those who walk on smoke/clouds") burned cannabis flowers to induce a state of trance. Members of the cult of Dionysus, believed to have originated in Thrace (Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey), are also thought to have inhaled cannabis smoke. In 2003, a leather basket filled with cannabis leaf fragments and seeds was found next to a 2,500- to 2,800-year-old mummified shaman in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.
Today the question lingers, Legalize it? You decide.......
In creating this series I use a technique much like collage art/found object but I apply this principle to video and use the internet as my source of magazines and newspapers, etc. Ultimately i hope for the final project to be a sort of surreal poem.feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org